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  • Five simple tips to making more effective video calls for lawyers
    Five simple tips to making more effective video calls One for our lawyer readers (and anyone else who wants to improve how they communicate on a video call). Love them or hate them, video calls are here to stay so how can we best embrace this new way of working particularly when meeting clients for... […]
    Kate Nestor
  • Working for a family law firm in lockdown
    Working for a family law firm in lockdown As part of Mental Health Awareness Week (and beyond) we wanted to share stories of how people in our team have adapted to working for a family law firm in lockdown.  First up is Christine Flint is the Office Manager at the Stowe Family Law office in... […]
    Stowe Family Law
  • Family law firm in lockdown: If you can be anything, be kind
    “If you can be anything, be kind” To kick start a week of activities for Mental Health Awareness week 2020, our Director of HR, Morna Bunce shares how lockdown has impacted on her, her mental health and how important it is to be kind to yourself and others. How many times this year have you... […]
    Stowe Family Law
  • Divorce and mental health problems
    Plenty is written today about the devasting effect of divorce on people’s mental health, and quite rightly so.  The breakdown of a long-term relationship is well-known as one of the most stressful things you will go through, second only to the loss of a loved one. All too frequently as part of the journey depression... […]
    Rachel Roberts
  • Will divorce rates rise after lockdown?
    Will divorce rates rise after lockdown? Specialist family lawyer, Sarah Jane Lenihan, Partner at the Stowe Family Law office in London shared her thoughts today on TalkRadio regarding divorce rates rising post-COVID-19 lockdown.  If I had a pound every time someone asked me if I thought there would be a surge in divorce post lockdown,... […]
    Sarah Jane Lenihan
  • How long does a divorce take?
    On average, the divorce process in England and Wales takes between four to six months. However, there are a number of factors that can impact on the length of a divorce including lack of cooperation by one party, complicated financial matters and/or child arrangements along with delays at divorce centres and family courts.  Detailed below... […]
    Stowe Family Law
  • Who pays the legal fees in a divorce?
    The general rule on who pays the legal fees in a divorce is that each person getting divorced will pay their legal costs and the person applying for the divorce (the petitioner) will be responsible for covering the court fee (which is currently £550) and other costs.   Zoe Carter, Solicitor from the Stowe Family Law... […]
    Zoe Carter
  • What can I do if my children do not want to visit my ex-partner?
    What can I do if my children do not want to visit my ex-partner? It is a difficult situation for all involved if a child does not want to visit the other parent. First off, you should not react by stopping contact unless you have serious concerns for your child’s welfare. Instead, try to establish... […]
    Zoe Carter
  • Are you entitled to any benefits if you are separating?
    If you are divorced or permanently separated from your partner, it is worthwhile considering whether you would be entitled to any benefits now that you are living as a single person and/or solo parent.  Financial concerns are natural when a relationship breaks down and you choose to separate. You may find yourself in the situation where... […]
    Phoebe Hill
  • The dad who gave birth – the judgment
    30 April 2020 Yesterday, Freddy McConnell lost his latest legal bid to be registered on the birth certificate as the father not the mother as the Court of Appeal dismissed his appeal.  Freddy was appealing against a decision made by a High Court judge that a person who carries and gives birth to a baby... […]
    Shanika Varga-Haynes